Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.

Session #4 – AI for Water and Wastewater: Practical Use Cases


Expires Wed Mar 20 2024


Water and Wastewater infrastructure networks are aging, and failure rates are increasing in an environment where public utilities have limited funds. In the context of increasing pressure on municipal teams to use their budgets in the most efficient possible manner, moving towards a proactive, data-driven approach can help improve the overall Levels of Service for citizens. This session will showcase several use cases that illustrate how AI and Machine Learning have been applied by Canadian municipalities to better manage their Water and Wastewater networks in the past few years.

At the completion of this one-hour OJT session, participants will be able to demonstrate the following:

                          • Basics of supervised, unsupervised, and reinforcement learning
                          • Basics of generative AI
                          • Applications of AI/ML for Water and Wastewater
                          • An understanding of the datasets required to start an AI/ML project in your municipality
  • Facilitator:

    Naysan Saran

    Our facilitator is Naysan Saran, Co-Founder & CEO of CANN Forecast Logiciel Inc., a company that helps municipalities to transition towards a proactive approach to water management. CANN was founded by the winning team of the 2016 AquaHacking challenge, and is now collaborating with more than 40 municipalities across Canada and France. Prior to founding CANN, Naysan worked as a scientific programmer at Environment Canada, where she participated in the development of a machine learning based approach for the post-processing of numerical weather forecasts. Naysan has a background in both Computer Engineering and Mathematics, and is passionate about using AI to help solve environmental challenges.


These 1-hour virtual sessions are offered every alternate Thursday starting at 2:00 pm.  Sessions are complimentary to all OMWA members and the fee for non-members is $30.00 CAD plus HST per person per session. 

If you have any specific questions regarding this OJT session, please feel free to submit them when you register and we will provide them to the workshop facilitator.  

The OMWA will provide a certificate recognizing participation in these On the Job Training sessions. Attendance may also qualify as a Continuing Knowledge Activity for the PEO PEAK program

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